The origins of this squid are from Mersing and Terenganu. It is well-known for it's thick flesh with the best texture and taste.
Frozen squid is a great choice even when fresh is available. Freezing and thawing help break down some of the tough muscle fibers making the squid more tender. Frozen squid is sold as tubes (cleaned bodies) and tentacles or already cut into rings for frying or other recipes calling for rings.